The movie based on the best selling novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky , which is now in select theaters. I was a wallflower in school, but I didn’t experience many perks from it. A wallflower is someone who is shy, introverted and sort of blends into the background. They tend to observe rather than participate. That’s me. Even to this day I am very shy and quiet and I tend to just stand in the background and watch people rather than participate. It’s not that I don’t want to be involved – I do! It’s just that I’m very shy.
The movie version of The Perks of Being a Wallflower stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Nina Dobrev and Dylan McDermott.
A funny and touching coming-of-age story based on the beloved best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. It is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope—and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.
This movie is rated PG-13.
Here is the movie’s trailer. If you are reading this via e-mail you can see the trailer here, http://bit.ly/QrIdex.
It looks like a really good movie. I haven’t read the book so I’m not 100% sure what it’s all about.
The soundtrack looks pretty good. The soundtrack was released on September 18, 2012. It features the following songs and artists;
The Samples – Could It Be Another Change
Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
Galaxie 500 – Tugboat
New Order – Temptation
The Innocence Mission – Evensong
The Smiths – Asleep
Cracker – Low
Sonic Youth – Teenage Riot
XTC – Dear God
Cocteau Twins – Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops
Michael Brook – Charlie’s Last Letter
David Bowie – Heroes
The movie does have an official website, http://Perks-of-Being-a-Wallflower.com. You can also “like” The Perks of Being a Wallflower on Facebook, follow on Twitter (@WallflowerMovie - #WallflowerMovie) and even find the film on Pinterest and Tumblr.
I have a special giveaway. TWO readers will each win The Perks of Being a Wallflower book and soundtrack.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on October 5, 2012 as 12:01 AM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.
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